Nasarawa: Atiku elated as PDP’s David Ombugadu wins at guber election tribunal

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The 2023 presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated the party’s gubernatorial candidate in Nasarawa, David Ombugadu, on his victory at the gubernatorial election petition tribunal on Monday.

The Herald had reported that Ombugadu defeated incumbent Governor, Abdullahi Sule by a split decision of two to one of the three-member panel.

Delivering the judgment lasting more than four hours virtually, chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, declared Ombugadu the rightful winner of the election.

A member of the panel, Justice Chiemelie Onaga, agreed with the judgement read by the panel chairman.

The chairman declared that Ombugadu provided the results of the various polling units and forms EC 8A and proved to the tribunal that the results were manipulated in favour of Governor Sule’s All Progressives Congress (APC).

Reacting to the judgement in a short statement, Atiku said the will of the people has been upheld.

“My warmest congratulations to Mr David Ombugadu of the PDP, who has been affirmed by the election petition tribunal in Lafia, Nasarawa State, as the duly elected Governor of the state.

“Elections are the cornerstone of democracy, and the people’s will, once determined, should always be upheld,”

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